Monday, June 28, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 40-16 No voice
Big's note has almost no voice. (Ch.40)
Tao's note has no voice.
In Zen Buddhism, they call it "the song of the dragon".
In his «Shobogenzo», Master Dogen says:
"The song of the dragon is not something like do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do.
Nevertheless, do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do were born from the song of the dragon."
(Ryugin 龍吟, «Shobogenzo»)
Don't try to experience Tao.
One cannot hear the note of Tao directly.
But, we hear it through our holograms, the world.
That's what Master Dogen wants to tell us.
Now you know how to listen to the sound of no sound.
Just listen to any sound with respect.
-High samurai 40-1
-Samurai in doubt 40-2
-Laughable Tao 40-3
-If not laughable 40-4
-Chien yen? 40-5
-Evident = Vague 40-6
-Advance = Retreat 40-7
-Smooth = Tangled 40-8
-Highest attainment = Valley 40-9
-White = Black 40-13
-Square without corners 40-14
-No completion 40-15
-No voice 40-16
-No form 40-17
-Hidden with no name 40-18
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 40
Tao answers your question!
-Can you hear the sound of silence? Of course, yes. That's what we are doing at every moment of life. You don't have to have any certificate or to be a member of a group. Whether you like it or not, you are listening to the sound of no sound. In fact, you are the one who is creating this roar of the dragon. Please stop underestimating yourself and blaming others for being responsible for what is happening. You cry our the sound of the dragon in order to wake yourself up.